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Mining for Play Therapy Intelligence

  An electronic publication to alert play therapists about current or emerging mental
  health trends, cutting-edge best practices, and other wisdom. Recent multi-
  disciplinary publications (intelligence) are scanned (mined) and citations reported
  to assist those who teach, practice, and supervise play therapy.

  Produced quarterly each February, May, August, and November. 



Issue: November 2017. Topics Include:

  • How can experiential techniques with Trauma-Focused CBT impact outcomes of children with PTSD symptoms following sexual abuse?

  • Can Circle of Security Intervention for Attachment Issues be successfully administered in the context of Head Start?

  • Does play therapy help impoverished children with disruptive behavior?

  • How do carers of high functioning autistic children internalize and externalize their experience?

  • What are the experiences of mothers who have to disclose their child’s mental health status?

  • How might clinicians integrate relational play therapy (RPT) models into the Infant Mental Health (IMH) treatment approach?

  • In what ways can sandtray be utilized in play therapy supervision? 

  • How do parents perceive imaginary play companions of their children?

  • Does play therapy help children remain on task in schools?

  •  What is the impact of a two-day Child Parent Relationship Therapy training on attitude, knowledge, and skills? 

  • How prevalent and significant are hallucinatory experiences,  including report of an imaginary companion,  among children below 7 years of age?

  • How can play therapists utilize the Child-Centered Play Therapy-Research Integrity Checklist?

  • How can the Child-Centered Play Therapy Parent Consultation model be implemented?

  • How did Adlerian Play Therapy impact the externalizing behaviors of at-risk preschoolers?


Clinical Editor

Ryan Holliman, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Sciences

Texas Women's University, Dallas, TX

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